Renault India has presented the Renault Kwid 1.0-litre variant and the Renault Kwid AMT variant at the Auto Expo 2016 in Greater Noida today. The AMT gearbox is available only on the Kwid 1.0L variant. Just so you know, Renault Kwid has received over 1 Lakh bookings nationwide, revealed the company.
The Renault Kwid 1.0 will be packed with an all-new 1.0 SCe (Smart Control efficiency) engine with DOHC and four valves per cylinder. The power and torque specifications of this engine are not released yet. The engine is showcased with a five-speed manual gearbox as well as with the anticipated five-speed AMT. The new Kwid gets a new Easy-R Gear Box by Renault, which is a five-speed Automated Manual Transmission system derived from Renault’s Formula 1 expertise, as the company claims. It can be operated with an Innovative Shift Control Dial with three driving modes like Reverse, Neutral and Drive – placed beneath the infotainment system on the centre console.
The Renault Kwid’s AMT incorporates an advanced control unit that continuously optimises gear shifting and thereby the acceleration by monitoring the throttle input. It is equipped with the crawl function that enables the car to move slowly at idle speed as soon just the brake is released. The crawl function works in both forward and reverse motion/mode. Renault Kwid AMT would lock horns with the country's best selling A-segment hatch - the Maruti Suzuki Alto K10.